Polish F-16s arrived!

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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 06:46

This day is historic day

Today morning first two polish F-16 will arrive to the 31st Poznan-Krzesiny Air Base. On Thursday 9th of November will arrive two more aircrafts and on that day will take place official step into the service ceremony.

Up to end of the year in POLAF will be eight aircrafts.

There will be three squadrons (3rd TFS, 6th TFS - based in Krzesiny and 10th TFS - based at Łask)

This day is a begining of new era in Polish Air Force


Roll-out of Polish F-16C block 52 #4043 at the LM facilities in Texas. [Photo by Maciej Woźniak]


:D :D :salute:

Also see the F-16.net news article: <a href="news_article2042.html">First Polish F-16 arrive in Poland</a>
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 09:19

Congratulations :D !!

If y'all still got some MiGs you could do some really good DACT, too :wink: .

Best of luck!
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 09:36

Yes we have Migs :wink:

Up to 2012 in service will be MiG-29, so I think there will be many occasions to arrange dogfights :twisted:
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 12:50

Glad to see you're excited about your minty-new F-16s. These Vipers are awesome and will serve the Polish Air Force well.
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 18:36

UPDATE: First two F-16s will come on Wednesday (8th November) morning because of radar system malfunction what forced pilots to back to the US, tomorrow they will be in Germany but next day will land in Poland
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 14:56

It is possible that first two aircrafts which had landed today in Spangdahlem will come straight to Poland. If that's the case, the first two Polish F-16 will land in Krzesiny AB today about 3.30-4.00p.m :D

However if they would land in Germany, they'll by tomorrow morning :wink:

p.s. I let you know when something changes
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 17:41

Told ya....Glad you got them, now it is time to train and train...then train some more - happy flying
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 22:09

In all 2 F-16 arrived under call-sign "Retro 11 flight" at Spangdahlem AB as follows:

[serial]03-0042[/serial] F-16C-52CF JC-3
[serial]03-0077[/serial] F-16D-52CF JD-2


PolAF F-16C block 52 #4042 is photographed on the tarmac at Forth Worth, Texas during initial roll out. [SPRP photo]
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 22:20

And here are the beauties... from the Fencecheck.com-forum:
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 06:27

Hi everybody! Today is GREAT day :D

The first Polish Vipers are expected in Krzesiny AFB arround midday :salute:

P.S. Here is a video with a Polish F-16 demo from the rollout ceremony which took place in Fort Worth on 15th of September:
http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/Patriot/1186/ .

The clip is also available ay http://www.f-16.pl
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 11:30

Seems like the 2 other F-16Cs have diverted to Keflavik due to a inflight refueling problem. I guess they will fly direct to Poland for the handover. Some sources report they may divert through the UK should they not get the problems totally fixed.
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 12:18

Asif wrote:Seems like the 2 other F-16Cs have diverted to Keflavik due to a inflight refueling problem. I guess they will fly direct to Poland for the handover. Some sources report they may divert through the UK should they not get the problems totally fixed.


Retro 13/14 4043[/serial] & [serial]4044 fuel stop at Leuchars now. HTH

UPDATE Polish Vipers departed at 11.50 local
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 13:25

Yes, they didn't fly straight to Poland from Iceland, but they landed in Lakenheath AFB in Scotland - from where they took off about 1p.m. to Krzesiny - where should be +/- 3p.m.
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 13:27

Patriot wrote:Yes, they didn't fly straight to Poland from Iceland, but they landed in Lakenheath AFB in Scotland - from where they took off about 1p.m. to Krzesiny - where should be +/- 3p.m.


Polish Vipers 4043 & 4044 departed Leuchars, Scotland at 11.50 local. HTH

Are the new aircraft going to be named Goshawk in Poland?
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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 13:40

shuck wrote:Are the new aircraft going to be named Goshawk in Poland?


It`s very likely but we will know tomorrow for sure.
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